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Table Of Contents

About ALOHA
Program purpose
Basic program organization
ALOHA's menu bar
Getting help
How to use this manual
Modeling in ALOHA
Introduction to dispersion modeling
What is dispersion?
Introduction to fires and explosions
What is a fire?
What is an explosion?
Types of fire and explosion scenarios
Jet fires
Pool fire
BLEVEs
Flash fires (flammable area)
Vapor cloud explosions
ALOHA's limitations
Conditions that can produce unreliable results
•Very low wind speeds;
•Very stable atmospheric conditions;
Effects that are not modeled
•Chemical mixtures;
•Hazardous fragments
Guided tour
Describing the time and place
Choosing a chemical
Describing the weather
Describing the release
Checking the Calculation and Display Options settings
Creating a threat zone plot
Determining threat levels at a specific location
Exiting (Quitting) ALOHA
Example 1: A Tank Source (Puddle and Pool Fire)
Choosing a location and a chemical
Entering weather information
Checking the Calculation and Display Options Settings
Choosing LOCs and creating a threat zone plot
Modeling a second scenario: pool fire
Choosing LOCs and creating a threat zone plot for the pool fire
Example 2: A Tank Source (Multiple Scenarios)
Choosing LOCs and creating a threat zone plot for a BLEVE
Modeling a second scenario: flash fire or vapor cloud explosion
Choosing LOCs and creating threat zone plots for a flammable vapor cloud
Modeling a third scenario: jet fire
Choosing LOCs and creating a threat zone plot for a jet fire
Example 3: A Direct Source and a MARPLOT Map
Using MARPLOT
File menu
Open
Close
Save and Save As
Print, Print All, and Print or Page Setup
Quit or Exit
Edit menu
Copy
SiteData menu
Location
Building Type
Sheltered surroundings
Date & Time
SetUp menu
Chemical
Atmospheric
User Input
SAM Station
Source
Direct source
Puddle Source
Tank
Gas Pipeline
Calculation Options
Display menu
Threat Zone
Threat at Point
Text Summary
Source Strength
CAMEO menu
MARPLOT menu
Bibliography
Glossary
Index
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Aloha Manual

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